90 – Trauma and ADHD with Corban David Jenai
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90 - Trauma and ADHD with Corban David Jenai
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How do we differentiate between ADHD symptoms and trauma responses?

What strategies can parents employ to navigate these conditions?

How can we provide a safe and supportive environment to be fostered at home?

In this episode of the Soaring Child podcast, explore more about ADHD and trauma in children. Both ADHD and trauma manifest in ways that can impact a child’s behavior, their emotional wellbeing, and their academic performance. It can also put a strain on families and the peace in their house.

Corban David Jenai is an entrepreneur, a speaker, an artist, and the Chief Hope Officer for Hope Guide, an organization committed to the cause of reducing the barrier of entry to trauma healing. Corban has built and sold four companies and traveled to over 80 countries with his wife and six children.

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 Show Notes

Key Takeaways:

[3:24] Corban’s personal experience with ADHD

[5:31] Why Corban sees ADHD as his superpower

[6:53] Why Corban became interested in trauma

[8:50] How trauma and ADHD symptoms can overlap

[11:03] How does trauma exacerbate symptoms of ADHD?

[12:13] What constitutes a traumatic event?

[17:04] Advice for parents who are helping kids work through trauma

[21:40] Ways parents can give kids back their agency

[23:41] Ways parents can help angry kids express their anger safely

[25:14] How parents can create a safe, supportive environment for their kids

[27:48] HopeGuide

[30:54] Where to find Corban online

Memorable Moments:

“I view ADHD as a type of superpower. The things I experienced in my life, I didn’t see them as negative. I saw them as positive.”

”When you call something a disorder, you’re saying something is broken. I didn’t feel disordered.”

”There actually is a way to transform the negative things that have happened into something positive.”

”A lot of the symptoms [of trauma and ADHD] overlap.”

”People who have PTSD are far more likely to also be diagnosed with ADHD.”

”Trauma is never the thing that happened. It’s the way that our bodies responded to the things that happened.=

”One of the central things for something to turn into trauma is the ability or the inability to take action.”

”It’s not the event. It’s the response of the body.”

”Trauma is a solvable problem.”

”We tend to believe that some emotions are good and others are bad…The moment you say, ‘No, anger is bad,’ you are teaching them that they don’t actually have agency….that their reaction to an unjust event is itself unjust. And that is incorrect.”

”Giving room for those emotions to be expressed in a healthy way can go a long way.”

How to Connect to Corban David Jenai

Website: https://www.hopeguide.com/

Podcast: https://www.hopeguide.com/podcast

 

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